Dieter Daniels, born 1957 in Bonn (DE), co-founded the Videonale Bonn in 1984 and has contributed to numerous projects, exhibitions and symposia in the field of media art. 1991–1993 he was head of the Mediatheque at the ZKM Karlsruhe and is professor for Art History and Media Theory at the Academy of Visual Arts (HGB) in Leipzig since 1993. Daniels was responsible for the concept and was the co-editor of Media Art Net (www. mediaartnet.org). Between 2005 and 2009 he was director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute Media. Art.Research in Linz (AU).
He has published on twentieth-century art, e. g. on Marcel Duchamp, Fluxus and media art: Kunst als Sendung (2002), Vom Ready-Made zum Cyberspace (2003), Netpioneers 1.0. Contextualizing early net-based Art (2009), Audiovisuology, An Interdisciplinary Survey of Audiovisual Culture, Vol. 1 Compendium (2010), Vol. 2 Essays (2011). Since 2010 Daniels is the speaker of the advisory board of transmediale.